Cycling Umbria

 


 

While cycling in Umbria, you will find a magical landscape of gently rolling hills, dotted with many convents, monasteries, abbeys and churches. You can feel the authenticity of this region when you wander through the streets of the medieval hamlets and villages, that are still untouched. Umbria is a natural work of art, and a land of many colours and perfumes. Everywhere, streams, rivers and waterfalls accompany you on your search for peace and beauty.

Dates

Saturday departures between 28/04 - 25/09/2018

Price - £645 

(Based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room)

Supplements

 

Single room supplement - £200

Single Traveller Supplement - £85

Peak season (26/05 - 31/08/2018) - £80

Bike hire - £80

Helmet - £15

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:

in Assisi - from £90/£65

 

 

Trip Code

 

GIROB04

Rob's Highlights

  • Assisi, birthplace of St Francis

  • The roman towns of Spello, Foligno and Spoleto

  • Lake Corbara

  • Citta della Pieve

  • The beautiful Trasimeno Lake 

  • The town of Orvieto

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrve in Assisi

Arrive in Assisi and prepare for your cycling holiday in Italy. Explore the well known medieval town and birthplace of St. Francis.

Day 2: Assisi–Spoleto (50 km)

This is the most exciting stage of the tour with many possible stops. The first one is Spello, a walled town with a large number of Roman ruins. You’ll then pedal on to Foligno, famous for its two wonderful town squares. The stage ends in Spoleto, a well preserved medieval village.

Day 3: Spoleto–Todi (60 km)

Today you’ll cycle among oaks and olive trees as far as Todi, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy, perched on a hill and overlooking the Tiber valley. Today is also a great oppotunity to turn your pedal in to a food and wine cycling holiday, stopping off at the many restaurants en-route. 

Day 4: Todi–Orvieto (45 km)

You cycle through small villages in the middle of the Umbrian countryside.  There is an optional route that takes you to Lake Corbara. While pedalling the last few kilometres, the white tuff cliff town of Orvieto emerges  from the rolling hills. The Gothic façade of the cathedral of Orvieto is just one of the many unique monuments covering millenniums of history.

Day 5: Orvieto–Città della Pieve (45 km)

Today the stage is quite demanding: you’ll cycle through rolling hills, but you’ll be highly rewarded by reaching your destination: Città della Pieve, a medieval village still surrounded by 14th century city walls.

Day 6: Città della Pieve–Perugia (60 km by bike + 20 km by train)

You’ll reach the beautiful Trasimeno Lake and pedal along its northern shores till you get to Magione and its castle. From here take a train to Perugia, a splendid old town surrounded by Etruscan city walls.

Day 7: Perugia–Assisi (35 km)

You’ll cross the Tiber plain and reach Santa Maria degli Angeli at the foot of Assisi: famous for Saint Francis. The town will astonish you with its art, monuments and the 13th century Basilica.

Day 8: Assisi

You are free to deaprt at your Leisure after breakfast, and to reflect back on this cycling trip round this beautiful part of Italy.

 

Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during the holiday.

Along the way you may find temporary deviations (for example road works) which cannot be foreseen; in this case each rider can decide autonomously how to deal with these stretches.

What's Included 

 

What's Not Included 

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip planner with route notes and maps

 

 

 

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

Train transfer from Magione to Perugia (6 euros)

 

What's Included

24 hour emergency back up support

7 nights in small & intimate hotels or B&B's

Bed & Breakfast

Luggage transfers between hotels

Trip planner with route notes and maps

What's Not Included

Flights

Bike Hire

Insurance

Lunch & evening meal

Drinks

Local taxes

Train transfer from Magione to Perugia (6 euros)

Testimonial 

Just beautiful. - Emanuele

 

 

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